Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

Paperback | April 5, 2011

byJames McGrath Morris

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In nineteenth-century industrial America, while Carnegie provided the steel, Rockefeller the oil, Morgan the money, and Vanderbilt the railroads, Pulitzer ushered in the modern mass media.

James McGrath Morris chronicles the epic story of Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish Hungarian immigrant who amassed great wealth and extraordinary power during his remarkable rise through American politics and journalism. Based on years of research and newly discovered documents, Pulitzer is a classic, magisterial biography. It is a gripping portrait of the media baron who transformed American journalism into a medium of mass consumption and immense influence, and of the grueling legal battles he endured for freedom of the press that changed the landscape of American newspapers and politics.

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In nineteenth-century industrial America, while Carnegie provided the steel, Rockefeller the oil, Morgan the money, and Vanderbilt the railroads, Pulitzer ushered in the modern mass media. James McGrath Morris chronicles the epic story of Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish Hungarian immigrant who amassed great wealth and extraordinary power dur...

James McGrath Morris is the author ofPulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power—which theWall Street Journaldeemed as one of the five best books on American moguls andBooklistplaced on its list of the ten best biographies of 2010—andThe Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journali...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006079870X

ISBN - 13:9780060798703

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“An important new biography about the early days of American newspapering in all its violent, vital, swashbuckling glory. . . . A tour de force of suspence and historical narrative. . . . Mr. Morris is a diligent sleuth.”